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UN General Assembly

The General Assembly is the main deliberative organ of the United Nations. It is composed of representatives of all Member States, each of which has one vote. Decisions on important questions, such as those on peace and security, admission of new Members and budgetary matters, require a two-thirds majority. Decisions on other questions are reached by a simple majority. These decisions may be adopted without a vote, or with a vote, which may be recorded, non-recorded or by roll-call. While the decisions of the General Assembly have no legally binding force for Governments, they carry the weight of world opinion on major international issues, as well as the moral authority of the world community. The work of the United Nations derives largely from the decisions of the General Assembly, i.e. the will of the majority of the Members, as expressed in resolutions adopted by the General Assembly. This database contains General Assembly reports and resolutions of relevance to the work of UNHCR.  Website: www.un.org/ga
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Status of the Convention on the Rights of the Child Report of the Secretary-General

17 August 2003 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Legislative History / Travaux Préparatoires

Status of the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families: Report of the Secretary-General

6 August 2003 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Legislative History / Travaux Préparatoires

Status of the Protocols Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and relating to the protection of victims of armed conflicts: Report of the Secretary-General Addendum

20 September 2000 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Legislative History / Travaux Préparatoires

Status of the Protocols Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and relating to the protection of victims of armed conflicts: Report of the Secretary-General

24 July 2000 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Legislative History / Travaux Préparatoires

Status of the Convention on the Rights of the Child Report of the Secretary-General

20 August 1998 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Legislative History / Travaux Préparatoires

International Co-operation to Avert New Flows of Refugees : Note by the Secretary-General

13 May 1986 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Legislative History / Travaux Préparatoires

Question of Diplomatic Asylum: Report of the Secretary-General Addendum

9 October 1975 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Legislative History / Travaux Préparatoires

Question of Diplomatic Asylum : Report of the Secretary-General

22 September 1975 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Legislative History / Travaux Préparatoires

Question of Diplomatic Asylum. Report of the Secretary-General

2 September 1975 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Legislative History / Travaux Préparatoires

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees: Elaboration of a draft Convention on Territorial Asylum Report of the Secretary-General

29 August 1975 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Legislative History / Travaux Préparatoires

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